New book on snow sports safety for children launches

Fjord’s Mountain mission is a new book based on the real-life adventures of Fjord, the avalanche rescue dog that worked in the Pyrenean Mountains, with his handler and book’s author, Caroline Elliott.

Readers can learn about the adventures of their working days in the mountains, from routine tasks to electrifying avalanche rescues. Throughout the chapters, coloured information boxes will help children to understand different aspects of their work.

The book is colourfully illustrated by Evgenia Malina, a UK based graphic artist originally from Almaty, the mountain city in southern Kazakhstan. The illustrations form a major part of the book and bring Fjord and all the other characters involved, to life in a fun and refreshing way.

Caroline Elliott, author and Ski Patroller, said: “Mountains have always loomed large in my life, always there on my horizon beckoning me towards them. But whilst awe inspiring and life enhancing, mountains also demand respect as there are potential dangers for those with a lack of knowledge. I have slowly gathered all my snow adventures together along with precious memories of my incredible avalanche dog, Fjord. Little by little, I created this book for children, a book all about how to stay safe in the winter resorts.

“I want everyone to feel the deep joy I have felt there, but I also want everyone to be safe. I don’t have all the answers and neither does this book; it is though based on tried and tested knowledge from years of experience working in the mountains”.

Fjord’s Mountain Mission is endorsed by the International Ski Federation (FIS), International Ski Patrol Federation (FIPS) and snow safety brand ORTOVOX.

The book is out on December 8th, 2021 and is available from good book stores including Waterstones.

RRP: £14.99

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